The Big Four – adventure: cruises in Africa

The Big Four – adventure: cruises in Africa

Given the recent geo-political and health problems in certain regions, travellers have unfairly been giving the entire African continent a wide berth. When suggesting a cruise to the region make sure that you are in a position to ease their worries. For those who like big wildlife, it doesn’t get much better than a safari – we have picked two cruises that come with a safari included with another two where it can be added as a pre- or post-cruise stay if you want to put a package together. 

Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Expedition & Adventure guide 2015-16, each week we will be running our Big Four feature, which gives you a trio of cruise options to choose from. This week it’s cruises to Africa.

To request a copy of Cruise Adviser’sExpedition & Adventure guide email: or read it online here.


Line: AmaWaterways
Departure port: Cape Town
Departure date: November 9, 2015
Destination: Africa and Chobe River
Duration: 14 days
Ship: Zambezi Queen
Price: £7,088

Oceania Cruises
Departure port: Dubai
Departure date: November 21, 2016
Destination: Cape Town
Duration: 30 days
Ship: Nautica
Price: £6,629


Without safari

Line: Crystal Cruises
Departure port: Cape Town
Departure date: December 22, 2017
Destination: South Africa
Duration: 16 days
Ship: Crystal Symphony
Price: £5,256


Line: Silversea
Departure port: Cape Town
Departure date: March 23, 2016
Destination: Dakar, Senegal
Duration: 23 days
Ship: Silver Explorer
Price: £17,650


Cruise Adviser top tip

Know what the lay of the land is – prepare yourself for questions over safety and make sure you know the answers that will alleviate those fears.

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